Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
take a look at a wet times square in new york city. i'm in chicago this morning, but with us in new york city wh willie geist, our national affairs editor for "new york" magazine andnbit analyst, john heilemann. also former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and ht of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. aninasto f "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back. >> we've got some breaking news. y,'s veryxc bseu, little she's 9 years old. she plays in the soccer league. and the parents have had to ref over the past couple weeks because those guys have gone off to the nfl, but it's taken care of now. >> that's great news. >> drilled down deep. a few hours ago,hel a referees union announced they have reached a tentative agreement that will end the lockout and bring the original -- the regular officiating crews back to the field. and it starts tonight. quick turnaround.
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
mitt romney. >> mark halperin? >> two events here in the city, at the global initiative, talked about america's role in the world, then he did an education nation interview with brian, very good. showed the fact that he's a policy guy, that he cares about issues. but that mitt romney does not get very much attention. and he doesn't put it on display very often. and it's now -- the thing he has to become is a fighter. he has to have people like joe scarborough look at him every day on the trail, every day, every event and say, he's fighting for the party. he's fighting for the country. he's fighting to turn the country around. i don't see that. but if he doesn't become that before the first debate and in the first debate, it's going to be very hard to keep the party together behind him. >> again, time's running out. october 2nd is early voting in ohio. you've got the first debate coming up. you've got people like karl rove. karl rove every day. and that's the guy i would be looking at if i were mitt romney. not just mitt romney but all of us should look at karl rove. what's karl doing
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
magazines all around the set. joshua green. in new york city msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin and also the cohost of cnbc's "street signs" brian sullivan. we have a lot to talk about. mark halperin, if you're just waking up and you don't want to read the newspapers, it's friday. you want to get ready to watch nfl games where they actually get the calls right and you just want to read one paragraph. that's why i'm here. i'm sort of the cliff notes for you today. mark, i want you to respond to this. charles krauthammer and "the washington post." charles, the patron saint of conservatives. the headline "go large, mitt." listen to this line. it makes you think how far ahead romney would be if he were actually running a campaign, but his unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing. and, mark, charles goes on to say what many conservatives have said over the past several weeks. he's behind and he continues to play small. >> he does, and he continues to have days that don't really amount to much. yesterday they had a sort of a v
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
in new york city. welcome back to "morning joe." mark halperin and john heilemann are still with us. and joining the set, nbc news's tom brokaw, good to have you with us. >> so mika, we need some help. >> we do. >> from viewers. e-mail us. >> or tweet. >> what's the best e-mail or tweet? what's the best one for us? >> firstname.lastname@example.org. >> tom brokaw believes, like espn, we need to brand events, we need to brand this wednesday debate. tom, you suggested the rocky mountain rumble. i like that. we had the donnybrook in denver from mark halperin. >> and yours was? >> the mile high. >> that's just a story. we need some suggestions. >> there's our twitter address. >> but you're going, though. >> i'm on my way today. >> what are you looking for? >> i'm going to spend time with undecided voters in golden, colorado, still is a battleground state. we want to hear what they're looking for on wednesday night, what bothers them right now. these are always the people that intrigue me. i think governor christie is dead right, by the way, when he says people are now beginning to tune in. we've been ta